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Resources

The UCSF Communicators Network has collected many resources to enable everyone to communicate effectively and efficiently. Review the following categories and check for additions below.

If you have a resource you would like to add, please contact us.

Announcements & Event Promotions
Communications Policies & guides
Conference & Meeting Resources
Consent Forms for Photography & Media
Content Production
Design Standards & practices
Email Resources
Key Communicator Contacts
Photo & Image Sources
Photo & Video Tutorials
Presentation Resources
Social Media
Training Resources
Web Resources
Workflow & Time Management



Announcements & Event Promotions

(See also Email resources)
Deliver an announcement
Emergency notices by SMS or email
Kiosk on Medical Sciences 9

Communications Policies & guides

Copyright, Publishing, and Intellectual Property
Recordings policy summary
Using University communications tools

Conference & Meeting Resources

Classroom support (Educational Technology Services)
Conference rooms at UCSF
How to Organize a Presentation to the Communicators Group (PDF)
ITS audio, video and web conferencing options
ReadyTalk voice and web conferencing services

Consent Forms for Photography & Media

Consent form checklist (PDF)
Consent form FAQ (PDF)
Consent for photography / Authorization for Publication (PDF)
Media coverage guidelines

Content Production

Checklist for content work
Create a poster presentation
Getting started with podcasting
Photocopying
Writing for the Web

Design Standards & practices

Brand standards for University publications
Business cards for faculty and staff
Color palettes
Medical Center logos and brand standards
Medical Center visual identity standards
Official UCSF typefaces
UCSF Brand Positioning Guide
UCSF Video Standards
UCSF web palette colors
Use of the UCSF logo and UC seal
Web accessibility resources
Working with freelance writers and designers

Email Resources

(See also Announcements & event promotions)
DOM email etiquette
LISTSERV email mailing list archives
LISTSERV email mailing lists
Tips for dealing with email overload

Key Communicator Contacts

Communicators Members List
Medical Center Web Services
University Relations (Public Affairs)

Photo & Image Sources

Anatomy images
Cell Image Library
Documents, Media & Mail photography
Free images of people via world images
iStockphoto: low-cost, good selection of stock photos
Mt. Zion history
Portrait shots of many of our clinical faculty
stock.xchng: free or low-cost stock photos
UC History Digital Archives
UC Office of the President image library (WebDAM)
UCSF Flickr group (pls. give credit to copyright holders)
UCSF historical photos
UCSF Library's Finding and Using Images
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay photos
UCSF news & media photos
UCSF Web-based Digital Asset Management System (Web-DAM) Photo Repository
Visuals Online free medical images
Wikipedia Commons: free images and media

Photo & Video Tutorials

Digital Video: Edit Like a Pro
Digital video: interviewing techniques
Digital Video: Shoot Like a Pro
Getting started with podcasting
Online guide to finding, citing, and editing images
Steps to taking a good portrait (PDF)
Taking portrait shots in available light (PDF)

Presentation Resources

Better Presenter blog
Create a poster presentation
Presentation guidelines

Social Media

Social media as part of your web presence (PDF)
Social media marketing strategy (PowerPoint presentation)
UCSF social media best practices
UCSF social media guidelines

Training Resources

Better Presenter blog
Getting started with podcasting
Lynda.com — online software training
UC Oracles: Toastmasters Club of UCSF
UCSF Library Center for Knowledge Management class schedule

Web Resources

Checklist for content work
Communications with Drupal (PowerPoint presentation)
Web accessibility resources
Web analytics (PowerPoint presentation)
Writing for the web (PowerPoint presentation)

Workflow & Time Management

Randy Pausch's lecture on time management
Tips for dealing with email overload



UCSF Brand Positioning Guide




Visual Identity Standards




Primary color palette




Web color palette




Web type




Editorial style guide